Review by: Lee and Alex Broxson

Countries Visited:
Mauritius & South Africa
Holiday Type:
5 02/08/2012

Overall Impressions

The safari was incredible. Phinda was absolutely brilliant. It really did exceed our expectations in terms of accomodation, food and the animals. I really didn't expect to see as much as we did, but we really did see everything. The highlights were probably watching the elephants play for about half an hour, watching the lions and their cubs feed on a wildebeest. Then there was Mauritius, where the accommodation was excellent (big thank you to Adam for that), and the service was fantastic. The really did look after me and my Gluten intolerance. I don't think I've ever eaten so well. We also got the opportunity to swim with wild dolphins whilst in Mauritius which was another highlight....just amazing. We really didn't want to come back.

Countries Visited

Accommodation Visited

OR Tambo City Lodge 5

This was perfect for an overnight stay. Enabled us to rest, get some food, and good connections to the train so we could venture to Johannesburg.

Kosi Forest Lodge 5

The food and service was amazing. Whilst pretty basic accommodation it was still lovely, and loved the outdoor shower and bath, as well as the boat trip, canoeing and forest walk. Loved seeing the hippo's.

Phinda Forest Lodge 5

This was AMAZING. We loved Phinda. This was our favourite. It was like having a luxury apartment from a city in the middle of the forest. It was amazing to see all the animals walk by, and even the monkeys got in one day and stole our apples which was quite funny. The experience at Phinda was brilliant. Our game driver Sebastian was so good. We literally saw every animal possible it was fantastic. We would love to go back here one day. The memories from this place will never leave us. We have some amazing photo's so happy to share these with you.

Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort 5

Brilliant. The service and the place were great. Our room and the view from it was excellent. Really good staff, and really clean. Every time we went back to our room it had been cleaned for us. We got a shock when we came home. The drinks were amazing. We had lots of cocktails. We would highly recommend the dolphin trip, it really was amazing swimming with around 40 wild dolphins. We felt like we were on a documentary. The spa at the hotel was also great. Really enjoyed the whole experience there. We would probably just want to go back in their summer so it was busier, and got the opportunity to go to C Bar there, as it looked like it would be an amazaing party / club, so sometimes just a bit quiet for us to due to the time of year.

Staff Review 5

Adam was brilliant throughout. Always there to answer our questions (and we had a lot), he tailored the holiday perfectly. We achieved everything we wanted to and more. We really couldn't say anough good things about Adam. As Adam already knows there was an admin error with the packs that got sent out to us which meant that we missed our flight to Richards Bay from Johannesburg which was really annoying as we missed a day and had left a day early in order to make the most of it. We had to buy new tickets and we got everything sorted. Adam was fantastic and really went out of his way to get things sorted and arranged the upgrade in Mauritius which we really appreciated.